War is being waged.
The property manager lady wanted all the bushes vastly shorter. There is a way of cutting the decorative bushes back that encourages growth. It’s been done here before. Cut off major branches which allows sun into the interior and growth in specific directions. specific heights, and less density. It looks ugly for a while, but it works.
Not this time. We have had a hacker at work here instead of an arborist. The bushes are not just cut back, they have been decimated. Several will not recover because of the landscaper’s brutality, and our Lt. Commander across the way is strongly calling the boards attention to these bare bones bushes today at the board-walk-through. She’s backed by an arborist telling them the right way to cut back hedges. The Great Geezer is partaking in the complaints.
Here are the two miscreants in front of a previous cutting. Note that there is still some green on these cut back bushes. Note that the miscreants are not having a fit over this pruning. Note in the top picture, that all the greenery grew back.